Active Partnerships Project
West Midlands

This project is a partnership between Sported and five of the West Midlands Active Partnerships:

Active Black Country
Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Together Active Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent
Think Active

The 5 Active Partnerships identified 27 local community sports groups, who had already been funded, but needed some wrap-around support, depending on the circumstances of the groups. Sported provides this support in two ways:


Subjects covered were: 

  • Research their community and the young people
  • Identify the impact they wish to have in the community
  • Basic plan of what their idea is
  • Development of their rules, structure, financial practice, policies and procedures, marketing and how they will engage the community

Sustainability Plan

Subjects covered were: 

  • Staff and volunteers
  • Facilities for delivery
  • Planning
  • Financial Management and budgets
    Partnership and collaboration
  • Fundraising

“We believe the project will provide an ongoing point of reference enabling us to evaluate and improve our charity on a regular basis"

– Shropshire Cycle Hub

Key statistics and achievements


organisations from across the West Midlands engaged in the project

0 %

of group leaders agree that the project has increased their confidence in the long-term sustainability of their group

50 %

of group leaders agreed that the project had increased their understanding of the areas they needed to develop to make their club stronger

0 %

of group leaders agree or strongly agree they are more confident in the survival of their group as a result of the project

50 %

of group leaders have taken steps to improve their organisations capacity as a result of the project.

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